United to open LAX private terminal for premium passengers

High paying customers will have their own island of privacy at Los Angeles International Airport

Passengers travelling with United Airlines from Los Angeles will soon have the opportunity to enjoy the luxury of a private terminal.

The California-based carrier has teamed up with The Private Suite and together they will deliver the service to Business and First Class customers on domestic and international flights.

United to open LAX private terminal for premium passengers
United Airlines and The Private Suite Create a New Luxury Experience at Los Angeles International Airport – PRNewsfoto / United Airlines

With eight staff members dedicated to each booking, passengers who purchase access to the new terminal will enjoy private and personalised check-in and baggage handling as well as private screening by Transportation Security Administration and US Customs and Border Protection officers.

To get to their aircraft, customers will be transported directly in BMW 7 Series sedans.

“The United-branded lounge at the new terminal includes individual suites and restrooms and features a full bar and top-tier food service,” the carrier said in a statement.

“We are excited to offer this new experience for our customers who are seeking additional efficiency, comfort, privacy and the ultimate service during their travels,” said Janet Lamkin, president, California, for United Airlines.

“The partnership with The Private Suite affords our customers the opportunity to enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience that makes travel through LAX the best in class. As California’s global airline, our customers expect the best, and United is delivering on that promise.”

The private terminal with a branded lounge will be available for passengers travelling on domestic and international routes — Philip Pilosian / Shutterstock
The private terminal with a branded lounge will be available for passengers travelling on domestic and international routes — Philip Pilosian / Shutterstock

The Private Suite terminal is owned and operated by Gavin de Becker & Associates, a consulting and service firm that handles logistics and protection for many of the world’s VIPs.

Joshua Gausman, co-founder of The Private Suite, said: “United has created an exceptional service opportunity for its customers, and we’re excited to be part of something that’s never before existed in commercial air travel.”

The private terminal with a branded lounge will be available for passengers travelling to New York/Newark, Aspen, Colorado, Hawaii, London Heathrow, Los Cabos, Mexico, Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, Shanghai, Singapore, and Tokyo Narita.